ADA ONLINE | DECEMBER 2013
IN THIS ISSUE

KEEPING UP WITH WHAT YOU LOVE
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea – Allison Hermanson, wife of 1st Lt. Kyle Hermanson assigned to the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery (6-52 ADA) Regiment, recertified as an emergency medical technician (EMT) here, during a week-long training program beginning on Dec. 2, 2013....Read More »

AIR DEFENSE ARYTILLERY ANNOUNCES THE 2014 KNOX AWARD WINNER
FORT SILL, Okla. (December 12, 2013) – The Henry A. Knox Award is named for Maj. Gen. Henry A. Knox, the first chief of Field Artillery (FA). The award recognizes both the outstanding active component (AC) Air Defense Artillery (ADA) and FA outstanding battery of the year for exceptional achievement, superior mission accomplishment and overall unit excellence. Nominations are evaluated on tactical proficiency, operational readiness rate, safety, and other key and distinguishing indicators...Read More »

AIR DEFENSE ARYTILLERY ANNOUNCES THE 2014 ALEXANDER HAMILTON AWARD WINNER
FORT SILL, Okla. (December 12, 2013) – The Alexander Hamilton Award is named for famed statesman and Continental Army Artilleryman Maj. Gen. Alexander Hamilton, who during the War of Independence organized an artillery company and saw action at New York, Long Island, Trenton, Princeton and White Plains. Recognized for his organizational and combat skills, Hamilton was appointed to the position of aide-de-camp to Gen. George Washington, by Washington himself...Read More »

AIR DEFENSE ARYTILLERY ANNOUNCES THE 2014 SHIPTON AWARD WINNER
FORT SILL, Okla. (December 12, 2013) – The James A. Shipton Award is named for Brig. Gen. James A. Shipton, who is acknowledged as the founding father of the Air Defense Artillery (ADA) branch. Shipton felt that the mission of anti-aircraft defense was not to down enemy aircraft, but instead to protect maneuver forces on the ground...Read More »

JORDANIAN STEEL - ON TARGET
SOUTHWEST ASIA (December 2013) – Recently some members of the 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery (1-62 ADA) Regiment were invited to a Jordanian Vulcan Live Fire exercise hosted by the Jordanian 2nd ADA Group...Read More »

LIFE-FLIGHT EXERCISE
SOUTHWEST ASIA (December 2013) – Soldiers assume risk every day, rather in garrison or forward-deployed environments they must assume a vigilant watch to ensure risk levels are kept at their absolute lowest. The soldiers of 12th Missile Defense Detachment (MDD) and 1st Squadron, 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment (1-10 CAV), 4th Infantry Division, currently deployed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia executed a Life-Flight Exercise this week to enforce risk mitigation...Read More »

SINGLE SOLDIERS RETREAT
CAMP CARROLL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA – Soldiers assigned to the 35th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade came together spiritually during the Stong Bonds Single Soldiers’ Retreat from 16 through 18 December 2013. The retreat was led by the brigade’s chaplains at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Yongsan. The soldiers learned more about themselves, their thinking process, and how to interpret relationships with others during talks and practical exercises. They also learned that through practiced skills they can develop healthy relationships...Read More »